While analyzing a comically deferential letter sent from Moscow to Donald Trump, a panel of MSNBC experts came to the unanimous conclusion that the president-elect is playing directly into the hands of Vladimir Putin.
When host Sheinelle Jones asked her guest, the renowned expert on Russia Nina Krushcheva to comment on whether Donald Trump was being manipulated by the Russian president, Krushcheva’s response was harrowing.
‘Well he’s been playing into Putin’s hands for over a year now, so it’s not more than he has done already.’
Jones then painted a picture of Putin, comparing him to a scheming super-villain, but Krushcheva didn’t even flinch, and confirmed her host’s suspicions.
‘And you know what, this is such a correct picture because I was just in Moscow and the Russians are saying look at those fools look at their democracy… how could America lecture us on any development, institutions, human rights, democracy rhetoric when they just elected Donald Trump. He’s such a fool he’s such a bully he’s… that’s what America deserves and we’re going to take advantage of it… So I think this is going to be a very interesting world to unfold in the next four years.’
Jones then wondered aloud to the panel whether the relationship between Putin and Trump would complicate the efforts to hold Russia accountable for their influence over the recent presidential election. That was when commentator and terror expert Malcolm Nance chimed in, again with another harrowing prediction.
‘I don’t think there’s gonna be any accountability from the Donald Trump administration after January 20th with regards to the Russian hacking against the DNC or even violating the entirety of the US electoral process. He has benefited from that. He is going to shut down any investigation… there’s not much we’re gonna be able to do about that.’
Nance then went on to confirm his fellow guest’s thoughts.
‘However Nina is absolutely right. We are being played as fools by a spymaster iView Postn chief, a former KGB officer, director of Russian intelligence. He’s laughing at us.’
Nance closed out with a dire prediction for the future of the country under a Trump presidency.
‘Donald trump is being played along and so long as he is manipulated like that, Russia and China will take our market share from the international markets out there and the United States will be relegated to a third class country… with atomic weapons.’
Watch the full video below, courtesy of MSNBC and Vidme:
Featured image courtesy of Sean Gallup on Getty Images. All rights reserved. Image has been modified from its original form.